From Trombone to Twickenham!

Trombone player Edd was born in Falmouth and from an early age showed a keen interest in both rugby and music. He played for his local brass band Pendennis brass, moving from cornet to baritone, and settling with the euphonium before moving to St Keverne Band.  Edd was a pupil at Falmouth School and Truro College where he studied A levels as well as taking part in their rugby programme that offered great opportunities such as touring South Africa and Japan. Edd played his junior rugby for Penryn RFC, as well as being selected to represent his County. Edd joined the Royal Marine Band Service in 2010 and completed 3 years of training. For this period he chose to focus less on rugby to assure his success in his chosen profession of music. Followingwas drafted to Portsmouth Band (Royal Band) for 2 years in which time he performed at many prestigious events and locations around the globe.He is currently serving with the Plymouth Band based in Torpoint, Cornwall and has enjoyed returning to his home county and all that it offers.

Edd feels that representing the Royal Navy u23 team provided a useful stepping stone to senior level rugby. Whilst he was selected to attend the senior training camp in 2013 he didnt feature in any of the inter service matches, but benefitted greatly from the experience. The following year he was selected to captain the U23 team in both inter service games.  The 2014 senior camp was a real highlight for Edd . Playing against the French navy was a very proud moment for him. Following that game he started against the RAF and finally the Army at Twickenham in front of 83000 people. Since last years Army-Navy, Edd has taken part in the International Defence Rugby Competition held here in England competing against such teams as Fiji and New Zealand. Edd now plays his local rugby at Redruth in Cornwall. As for this years inter-service fixtures, Edd is hoping to play a key role in the team against the Army on April 30. 

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